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CubCrafters begins shipping the much anticipated Carbon Cub kit; CubCrafters' demo nearing completion

Today, CubCrafters announced it has shipped the first three CARBON CUB Wing Kits and the first CARBON CUB Fuselage Kit. CubCrafters is currently producing the kits at a rate of two per month. Custom shipping crates are meticulously constructed and the kits carefully packed to ensure everything arrives in pristine condition. Each container includes all of the parts and hardware necessary for assembly, right down to the last cotter pin. Also included is a comprehensive assembly manual which provides step-by-step instructions with pictures and/or illustrations for every step from setup to completion.

Kit Program Manager, Mitch Travis commented, "The first builder has the wings complete and is working on the fuselage kit. Being the first to assemble the wings and the fuselage kit was bit challenging at times, but the customers' patience and dedication proved to be very helpful in identifying our assumptions in the assembly manual. All of the current owners have commented about the quality and the engineering of the CARBON CUB KIT. I think they each value having all of the components produced under an FAA approved quality system."

The 2009 CARBON CUB demo airplane is nearing completion. The signature "FLAMES SCHEME" was painted this week and the Cub should be moving into final assembly in the next few days. Once completed, CubCrafters' engineering team will begin gathering and compiling the flight data needed to publish the official performance numbers for the CARBON CUB.

CubCrafters' owner and CARBON CUB KIT designer, Jim Richmond commented, "It is a real treat to see this kitplane in production. We have modernized every aspect of the trusted old Cub. We have simplified, streamlined, strengthened, and thought outside the box in every way we could imagine. If there is a better way to build a Cub, we want to know about it."

The CARBON CUB demo airplane will start out fitted with a 160 HP Lycoming O-320-B2B. Several different engines are planned so that induction and exhaust systems can be designed and tested for any combination the builder may want to use. Stay tuned for more details regarding the completion and first flight of this "production" CARBON CUB KIT.

Press release issued by CubCrafters Inc. on January 28, 2009

 

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